Kiltearn Partners Llp Cut Autonation (AN) Holding By $8.89 Million; Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Sellers Decreased By 3.6% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Kiltearn Partners Llp decreased Autonation Inc (AN) stake by 9.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Kiltearn Partners Llp sold 189,126 shares as Autonation Inc (AN)’s stock declined 16.96%. The Kiltearn Partners Llp holds 1.85 million shares with $87.80 million value, down from 2.04 million last quarter. Autonation Inc now has $4.81B valuation. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $52.52. About 810,140 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has declined 14.65% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.35% the S&P500.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) had a decrease of 3.6% in short interest. ADS’s SI was 1.45M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 3.6% from 1.51M shares previously. With 416,900 avg volume, 4 days are for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS)’s short sellers to cover ADS’s short positions. The SI to Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s float is 2.99%. The stock decreased 4.37% or $10.93 during the last trading session, reaching $239.12. About 1.07 million shares traded or 82.29% up from the average. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 14.47% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500.

Kiltearn Partners Llp increased Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) stake by 14,800 shares to 2.33M valued at $69.74M in 2017Q3. It also upped Alleghany Corp Del (NYSE:Y) stake by 39,300 shares and now owns 297,880 shares. Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM) was raised too.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $1.09 million activity. Shares for $300,000 were sold by GRUSKY ROBERT R.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 52 investors sold AN shares while 69 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 70.55 million shares or 0.56% less from 70.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 0% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Harris Assocs Limited Partnership owns 0.34% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 4.31 million shares. Ogorek Anthony Joseph Adv has 0.02% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 488 shares. Tarbox Family Office Inc reported 47 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Limited invested 0.02% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). 24,600 were reported by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability has 7,299 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Prelude Management Ltd Llc invested in 750 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins owns 61,385 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.03% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 47,661 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada invested in 0% or 37,883 shares. Westpac Corp holds 0% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) or 3,543 shares. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Limited Liability Corp holds 0.33% or 18,825 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Advsr Ltd Com has 67,627 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Among 21 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. AutoNation had 37 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Buckingham Research. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Monday, October 31. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) rating on Friday, September 8. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $44.0 target. Wells Fargo maintained AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) on Monday, November 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 9 by Bank of America. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Monday, November 13. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, July 6 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 46 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 163 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 50.97 million shares or 2.32% less from 52.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.3% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Swiss Fincl Bank owns 184,398 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Valueact Holding L P stated it has 13.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Nomura Asset has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Endurance Wealth owns 7 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Muhlenkamp And holds 4.87% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 69,782 shares. Thompson Invest Management holds 1.56% or 37,660 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.05% or 91,551 shares. 12,154 are held by Fjarde Ap. Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership owns 221,226 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Gulf Intll Bank & Trust (Uk) Limited invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Bluecrest Capital Ltd stated it has 0.37% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Pictet Asset Mngmt Limited reported 0.02% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Uss Inv Mngmt holds 0.93% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 546,000 shares. Moreover, Adage Capital Ptnrs Group Inc Ltd Llc has 0.04% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 68,800 shares.

Among 33 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 79 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 12. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 9 by JP Morgan. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was upgraded by Edward Jones. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $368.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Thursday, May 25. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $290 target in Wednesday, August 17 report. Oppenheimer maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Thursday, August 24. Oppenheimer has “Sell” rating and $191.0 target. On Wednesday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $13.21 billion. It facilitates and manages interactions between its clients and their clients through consumer marketing channels, including in-store, online, email, social media, mobile, direct mail, and telephone. It has a 16.96 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s LoyaltyOne segment owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty program that are coalition and short-term loyalty programs.

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